Just two weeks ago I said goodbye, or more appropriately, “See you later,” to one of my BFFs and her sweet family. Jaime and her pilot hubby Jason, along with their 3 kiddos, left to serve the Lord in Papua New Guinea and will not be back in the states for 4 years. You can read about their journey here thebrewerhouse.blogspot.com.
Saying goodbye is never easy. This girl is special. She’s my “sole sister.” We both love Converse shoes,( hence the sole reference), Madea, and music that probably won’t make it into the Sunday morning song service at church. 🙂 She’s one of those friends that you just give a look to and she knows what you’re thinking.
But the coolest thing about Jaime is that she loves Jesus. She loves Him enough to pack up her entire family and a small portion of her house and move across the world to serve Him. She inspires me and she sharpens my iron as a friend. And if you’ve never heard her pray….. You’ve missed a blessing. I honestly never heard someone pray for me the way she has. I remember once when we were getting ready to sing a choir song that I had a solo in and she knew how special the song was and she stopped me beforehand to just pray over me, the song, and the service. She’s prayed for my kids when they’ve gone through a rough time. She just pours out her heart to God and it’s beautiful.
God allowed them safe travels and they are settling in to their new surroundings. I was told they are eating well and the kids are settling into school too. Answer to prayer! What makes it easier for me is knowing that she is obeying God’s call on her life and that the safest and best place for her to be is in the center of God’s will.
I miss my “Partner in Crime,” (as she appeared on my contact list in my iphone ;). But I rest in the fact that God’s doing something great in her life and we get to be a part of that too. Until we meet again, preferably at the Orange W,…….
Love you JBrew.